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  1. jwpp's Avatar
    Yeah I've heard that as well, I was hoping that it wasn't based on the leak haha. What does it mean if it goes through Optus Business? Is there a minimum number you need to purchase? Is all you need an ABN? Will they be selling it unlocked as well as on a plan?
    10-07-14 07:13 AM
  2. wazzaw's Avatar
    Been told by Telstra person that they have not taken up the passport at this stage, not even for business customers. Here's hoping weight of enquiries forces a change if mine.

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 08:08 AM
  3. thepissednewt's Avatar
    Wow. Just spoke to an Optus Business Centre in Blackburn, and not only were they aware the handset existed, they found it in their system! They still cannot take a pre-order, but they will call me on the 20th to arrange the order! If you want one, call

    Optus Business Centre
    Ground Floor, 31 Joseph St
    Blackburn North, VIC, 3130
    03 9899 4000

    You will need an ABN, but you can always register as a Sole Trader to get one.
    10-07-14 06:32 PM
  4. thepissednewt's Avatar
    Ohh, and the outright cost is $788 or so.
    10-07-14 06:33 PM
  5. jwpp's Avatar
    Fantastic! so that is in line with the post on Optus Community of the 20/10/14 date. I just called my local Optus Business and they forwarded me onto the local Optus world - who said they havent heard anything. The guy knew what the Passport was though, and knew that the launch date was a few weeks ago which is good. He's forwarding me onto Optus HQ because apparently they will be able to help me more? Fingers crossed!
    10-07-14 07:32 PM
  6. jwpp's Avatar
    Aaaaargh! Was on the phone with one optus sales team guy and he said preorder is available, will be shipped 3-4 days after the 20th, before the call dropped! I redialled and talked to about 6 different people forwarding me onto each other, and everyone of them said they havent heard of it / wont stock it / should stock it as they stock the latest phones such as the iphone 6 and samsung phones (lol). So incompetent!
    10-07-14 08:00 PM
  7. ozdezignr's Avatar
    In store at Optus for everyone as at 15th October

    Z30 144GB
    10-07-14 08:10 PM
  8. jwpp's Avatar
    Where did you hear this from ozdesignr? and i presume by everyone you mean its not exclusive to optus business?
    10-07-14 08:13 PM
  9. ozdezignr's Avatar
    Where did you hear this from ozdesignr? and i presume by everyone you mean its not exclusive to optus business?
    Optus...and yes, everyone, no ABN needed.

    Z30 144GB
    10-07-14 08:41 PM
  10. ozdezignr's Avatar
    10-07-14 08:45 PM
  11. jwpp's Avatar
    Best news all day. This is great guys! All the persistence seems to be paying off . I'll be down at the store first thing next week haha
    10-07-14 08:54 PM
  12. rc69's Avatar
    Happy for everyone. You will be impressed with this beast. It makes all others look quite so so.

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 10:08 PM
  13. MikeyJSydney's Avatar
    Outright price available?

    I just put a deposit down with personaldigital, but if its cheaper than $815, than I would go with optus..
    10-07-14 10:13 PM
  14. Chaplain_Clancy's Avatar
    Optus...and yes, everyone, no ABN needed.

    Z30 144GB
    Fantastic!!! All of those posts I made on that site no longer feel wasted.
    10-08-14 12:15 AM
  15. thepissednewt's Avatar
    Unbelievable! And now I'm a little upset because I fly out of Melbourne on the 13th without the phone, and you lot will be playing with it while i'm stuck in Europe until the 19th...

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 12:26 AM
  16. jwpp's Avatar
    I would hardly call being in Europe being stuck :P. Enjoy yourself and when you come back we'll show you a thing or 2 about the new phone
    10-08-14 12:40 AM
  17. thepissednewt's Avatar
    Business meeting; Fly for 24 hours to spend 2 and a half days in meetings, and then fly 24 hours home again
    10-08-14 12:51 AM
  18. jwpp's Avatar
    My condolences to you sir. Have a safe trip!
    10-08-14 01:16 AM
  19. Hilton_K's Avatar
    Is there only one model?

    Optus will work on Telstra network??

    10-08-14 02:33 AM
  20. rc69's Avatar
    I have the SQW100-1 and am based in Sydney. Was operating a Z10 and had the Micro Sim cut down to a Nano Sim for the Passport.

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 02:50 AM
  21. thepissednewt's Avatar
    I'm fairly certain that there is only one model worldwide.

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 02:57 AM
  22. andre3030's Avatar
    Finally I get to see this beast.
    Please let me know what store in Sydney you will buy or see it.

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 03:00 AM
  23. Chaplain_Clancy's Avatar
    Is there only one model?

    Optus will work on Telstra network??

    The Optus device (supposing they sell it outright) should work on the Telstra network. I have had the odd Telstra rep tell me over the years that there are certain things that they do when they are locking the device down to the network in order to make it work more efficiently with their network, but I'm certain that it was mostly to encourage me to buy from Telstra. That I will never do.
    10-08-14 04:12 AM
  24. Chaplain_Clancy's Avatar
    I would also suggest that, for those who have been waiting to hear this and been active in the Optus forum, you make an individual thread telling Optus how good the Passport device is the day after you get it. For those who come across to Optus next week to get your hands on the Passport, why don't you join us. See if we can drown out those 'I pre-ordered my iPhone 6 and can't wait five minutes before being upset about it because I haven't received my e-mail' threads.
    10-08-14 04:43 AM
  25. jscan44's Avatar
    Don't be surprised if your local Optus store doesn't have any units on the 'launch day'.

    The Q10 wasn't available until 3-4 days after the official Optus launch date due to stock problems @ BlackBerry.
    Given the shortage of the Passport, it may be the same story unfortunately.
    10-08-14 04:51 AM
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